Michelle Boucher shares six reasons why product development projects fail and they all stem from poor requirements management. The guest post titled 6 Reasons Your Projects Fail: How Requirements Management Can Help on the PTC Integrity blog, explores the impact of these six challenges on project success and discusses various ways poor requirements management can derail a project. Read the post on
Jim Brown contributed a guest post to the Dassault Systèmes blog sharing some research on PLM for midsize manufacturing companies. The post explains how these smaller companies sometimes feel stuck between the need for a full featured PLM system to get their engineering and product development processes under control and less capable file-sharing systems that
Jim Brown contributed his views on the potential business impacts of 3D Printing in this guest blog post on the GrabCAD blog, What Businesses are about to get “Amazonned” by the 3D Printing Revolution?
What I learned this week … came from two recent conversations with manufacturers about their use of social computing to support product innovation, product development, and engineering. I am exploring how companies are using these technologies to improve design and product development collaboration, but also trying to uncover ways they are going beyond collaboration on a specific product or design. Two of my recent conversations touched on the use of wikis and blogs to present information. To be more accurate, these manufacturers are using wikis and blogs to both collect and communicate engineering and product knowledge. Pretty interesting stuff, I think.